Iraq: ISIS Terrorists Cut Five-Year-Old Christian Child In Half
It isn’t clear if this horrible killing was intentional or if the child was randomly struck during the Satanic onslaught, but one thing is certain: These killers couldn’t care less …
Hadith, Sahih Muslim 4457, “The Messenger of Allah … used not to kill the children, so thou shouldst not kill them unless … you could distinguish between a child who would grow up to he a believer (and a child who would grow up to be a non-believer), so that you killed the (prospective) non-believer and left the (prospective) believer aside.”
In an interview Aug. 8, an emotional Canon Andrew White told ACNS that he christened the boy several years ago, and that the child’s parents had named the lad Andrew after him.
‘I’m almost in tears because I’ve just had somebody in my room whose little child was cut in half,’ he said. ‘I baptized his child in my church in Baghdad. This little boy, they named him after me – he was called Andrew.’
The fact that Andrew’s brother was named George after St George’s Anglican Church in Iraq’s capital demonstrates the strong ties the family had to the church there. The boy’s father had been a founder member of the church back in 1998 when the Canon had first come to Baghdad. White added, ‘This man, before he retired north to join his family was the caretaker of the Anglican church.’
Baghdad is part of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, which is included in the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, a member church of the Anglican Communion.
Though the move north should have proved safer for the Iraqi Christian family, the Islamic State made sure that it became a place of terror. ‘This town of Qaraqosh is a Christian village so they knew everybody there was part of their target group,’ said White. ‘They [the Islamic State] attacked the whole of the town. They bombed it, they shot at people.’
The Islamic State group captured Qaraqosh overnight Aug. 6/7 after the withdrawal of Kurdish forces.
ISIS, which has been called a ‘brutal, extremist group’ and which claims to have fighters from across the world, announced the creation of a ‘caliphate’ – an Islamic state – across its claimed territory in Iraq and Syria a month ago. There is a BBC background report here and one from the New York Times here.
The boy’s family, along with many other townspeople, has now fled to Irbil. However, news reports suggest this may be the Islamic State’s next destination.” Read more.